Board of Trustees Meetings & Minutes


As of December 2014 minutes of meetings of the board of trustees will be posted after they have been reviewed and approved by the board at a subsequent meeting.

September 27, 2017

July 24, 2017

June 21, 2017

March 22, 2017

January 31, 2017

December 7, 2016

November 8, 2016

September 15, 2016

August 31, 2016

August 11, 2016

June 8, 2016

March 9, 2016

December 9, 2015

November 11, 2015

September 16, 2015

August 25, 2015

June 10, 2015

March 11, 2015

December 10, 2014


  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.